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Paralegal Diploma Capilano University




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Course info


Our Paralegal Diploma graduates work in law firms, corporations and government agencies under the supervision of a lawyer performing interesting and rewarding substantive and procedural legal work.

The CapU Legal Studies department has an excellent reputation and our graduates are highly sought after. We work closely with the legal industry to ensure that our curriculum is current and relevant. Our Paralegal Diploma is a full-time 2-year program for students who have already completed a minimum of two years of post-secondary education or equivalent learning experience. This program includes substantive law, procedural law and legal skills courses and students are required to complete a six-month paid practicum at the end of their studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to examine various legal problems by identifying appropriate areas of the law and sources to consult in commencing the process of legal analysis.
  • Demonstrate competence in researching legislation, case law and other secondary legal materials.
  • Summarize legal research findings in appropriate legal formats with clear and compelling analysis and conclusions.
  • Demonstrate competence in effective communication in legally relevant contexts such as presentations of case summaries, interviewing clients, and group presentations.
  • Prepare, draft and produce legal documents, including pleadings and other court documents, wills, corporate documents, or real estate documents.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and ability to identify legal issues in a broad range of areas through an exposure to a variety of legal subjects.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Paralegal Diploma.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

CAD$20,646.00 (12,48,187) per year

Year 1: CAN $20,646; Year 2: CAN $23,643

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Capilano University

2055 Purcell Way,


British Columbia (BC),

V7J 3H5, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

High school graduation

English 100 level or higher course (B- or higher) or

  • CMNS 159 (B+ or higher) or
  • LPI exam (level 5 or higher) or
  • CAEL (70 or higher)

One of the following:

  • Two years full-time post-secondary education (with an academic focus) or
  • One year full-time post-secondary education (with an academic focus) plus relevant life/work experience or
  • Relevant life/work learning experience at the discretion of the department

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 83 (internet-based score), 560 (paper-based score).
  • ELA (English Language Assessment Test): 145
  • Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5 overall and no one scores less than 6
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test): 70
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): 56
  • Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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